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Saturday, November 25, 2006
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Dept. Of Facts and Figures - Classical audiences Are Aging Greg Sandow does the numbers on classical music audiences. We have to stop saying that the orchestra audience has always been the age it is now. Clearly that isn't true. And we don't even have to go back to 1937 to make this point. The orchestra audience has aged during the past 30 years...
Sandow |
visual
More MoMA To The Max? What's next for the Museum of Modern Art? How about another major expansion? "Several developers are in preliminary discussions with MoMA, [says director Glenn Lowry], "about the possibility of constructing a mixed-use building that would combine private commercial functions with more space for MoMA, probably to be used as galleries."
CultureGrrl |
dance
Criticize The Form, Yes; But The Substance? When choreographers present wrongheaded reductions of vexing, long-lived political questions, we critics too often give them a benefit of the doubt we would never extend to a playwright, a politician, a tenth grader. We may quibble with the show's tangential ideas and execution, but we rarely question the issues on which the work is premised, however sketchily.
Foot In Mouth |
visual
Just Posted: The Year That Was at the Met Just posted online: the Met's fiscal 2006 annual report. For all you museum finance aficionados, here's the Report of the Chief Financial Officer and here are the year's financial statements, which compare last year's results with the previous year's.
CultureGrrl |
publishing
Valediction The Katie Awards are Texas' leading journalism prize, presented by the Dallas Press Club, although that doesn't really indicate their size or significance -- newspapers, radio and TV stations in Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico, Colorado and Louisiana have also been competing for years, making the Katies, despite their weaknesses, the closest thing to a 'regional' Pulitzer.
book/daddy |
music
More on that younger audience My post on how to attract a younger audience -- a way that really works - -has gotten an unusual number of comments. Apparently it struck a nerve, both for people who like the idea I offered, and for people who don't.
Sandow |
visual
The NYT, a $140M Pollock, and confusion What happened? Did David Geffen sell a Jackson Pollock painting for $140 million? Did a Mexico City businessman buy it? If you read the New York Times you probably don't know what to think.
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CULTURE

About Last Night
Terry Teachout on the arts in New York City
TT: Hairdressers of the world, unite!
11/24/2006 12:00 AM
TT: Ballet? Never heard of it
11/24/2006 12:00 AM
TT: Almanac
11/24/2006 12:00 AM
TT: So you want to see a show?
11/23/2006 12:00 AM
TT: Almanac
11/23/2006 12:00 AM

The Artful Manager
Andrew Taylor on the business of Arts & Culture

If we want to measure the arts, we'll need new metrics During the recent Grantmakers in the Arts conference in Boston, the issue of measurement continued to rise and fall in...
Posted November 22, 2006
Does 'smart business' trump good governance? Forbes has an opinion piece on board governance in the corporate world, calling into question Apple's board appointment of Google's...
Posted November 21, 2006
Separate and connected...like a giant fungus Last week I had the pleasure of speaking to a gathering of arts leaders from around the Midwest, hosted by...
Posted November 17, 2006
Haggling vs. higher ground A few weeks back, my MBA program hosted fellow blogger Drew McManus for a mock orchestra negotiation exercise. The idea...
Posted November 16, 2006
Architecture of value, part deux Finally getting back to my summary last week of Alan Brown's 'Architecture of Value,' rethinking the RAND efforts on the...
Posted November 14, 2006
blog riley
rock culture approximately

ABBEY ROAD REUNION
11/15/2006 5:08 AM
STUMBLING UPON A LATE REVIEW TOO LATE
11/04/2006 9:56 PM
BEST COVER
11/02/2006 10:00 PM
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT
10/31/2006 11:46 AM
ALTERNATIVE SCENARIOS
10/24/2006 9:11 AM

diacritical
Douglas McLennan's blog

The Way-Behind Blogger As my post below says, right after I started this blog I embarked on a major overhaul of ArtsJournal. The site...
Posted November 13, 2006

Sorry for the silence... Right after I launched this blog I delved into a major redesign of the ArtsJournal website. It's been four years since...
Posted October 14, 2006

A New Video Age In just about a year-and-a-half, YouTube has become the biggest website on the internet. Each day 65,000 videos are uploaded to...
Posted September 20, 2006

The Best Culture Coverage? I like the Guardian. Though it has a good stable of writers, its biggest strength is its editing. The Guardian is...
Posted September 19, 2006

But First, A Blog? Over the past three years I have talked a couple hundred people into blogging. While I've never considered ArtsJournal itself a...
Posted September 18, 2006

Straight Up |
Jan Herman - Arts, Media & Culture News with 'tude

It's Official In case you've been wondering all this time: Hold your nose and click the link to see the complete list....
Posted November 25, 2006

Banana Split We've been carrying on for a long time about the BananaRepublic. In the last month alone we registered so many...
Posted November 25, 2006

Disappearing Act Does anybody know the whereabouts of Darth Cheney? The big turkey arrived in Baghdad on a surprise visit for Thanksgiving,...
Posted November 23, 2006

Quitting Time Another must-see broadcast of indelible outrage: "Lessons from the Vietnam War," Keith Olbermann's latest special commentary on the Bullshitter-in-Chief. It...
Posted November 21, 2006

PASS THE MILK, PLEASE I try never to miss his Sunday sermons. But to "worship at the Church of Frank," as one of my...
Posted November 19, 2006

DANCE

Foot in Mouth
Apollinaire Scherr and guests talk about dance

Another cheery take on the state of dance in America Terry Teachout, fellow Arts Journal blogger (among many other, illustrious things), has an interesting and comprehensive column in today's Wall...
Posted November 25, 2006

The dirt on "underground" Choreographer David Dorfman's self-congratulatory paean to the Weather Underground finished its run at BAM's Harvey Theater yesterday. "Underground" makes a...
Posted November 19, 2006

Odd and ends: comments from readers and a question to readers Comment from reader Christopher Pelham of dharma road productions on Apollinaire's "How NOT to write, so Dance Will Matter": Your...
Posted November 17, 2006

A choreographer comes forward: "I have made a dance to Dylan." [ed. note: I received this email last night, from choreographer Janis Brenner] Someone referred me to your excellent site because...
Posted November 17, 2006

Apollinaire: Sweet Dylan Suite (somewhat new and improved) They say, "Dylan never talks." What the hell is there to say? That's not the reason an artist is in...
Posted November 10, 2006

Seeing Things
Tobi Tobias on Dance et al.

SNOWBOUND New York City Ballet: George Balanchine's The Nutcracker / New York State Theater, Lincoln Center,...
Posted November 20, 2006

LIMON DANCE COMPANY SHOWS OFF TWO CLASSICS, LUBOVITCH PREMIERE This article originally appeared in the Culture section of Bloomberg News on November 15, 2006....
Posted November 15, 2006

DAVID DORFMAN BENDS THE WAY THE WIND IS BLOWIN': NYC DANCE This article originally appeared in the Culture section of Bloomberg News on November 14, 2006....
Posted November 14, 2006

SPRADLIN'S DANCERS MESS AROUND WITH BODIES AND MINDS: NYC DANCE This article originally appeared in the Culture section of Bloomberg News on November 6, 2006....
Posted November 6, 2006

THARP'S DYLAN CIRCUS RETURNS HER TO AN OLDER STYLE OF DANCE This article originally appeared in the Culture section of Bloomberg News on October 31, 2006....
Posted October 31, 2006

MEDIA

Serious Popcorn
Martha Bayles on Film...

Free Casting Advice The New York Times just ran an article about two bio-pics in the works about...
Posted November 19, 2006

No Satire, Please. We're Russian. Well, the good news was that the Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan, Mr. Rakhat Alievthe,...
Posted November 10, 2006

Disarming Borat It's hard not to laugh out loud at the young British comedian Sacha Baron-Cohn's various...
Posted November 6, 2006

Better Late Than Never I've long wanted to do a parody of the Dan Brown PR machine. Finally, here...
Posted October 13, 2006

Corked Just reviewed a remarkable book called Black Like You, by John Strausbaugh. It's a history...
Posted August 20, 2006

MUSIC

Adaptistration
Drew McManus on orchestra management...

No Summary For This Week For those readers who subscribe to the weekly email summary, please note that due to...
Posted November 25, 2006

Rubbernecking On The Information Superhighway There's a great comment-based discussion going on between last week's post at The Artful Manager...
Posted November 22, 2006

The Professor Speaks My AJ Blog colleague, Andrew Taylor, posted an entry last week in which he shares...
Posted November 21, 2006

State Of The Blog: Adaptistration Turns Three Although this article is slightly belated, Adaptistration turned three years old on Friday, November 3rd,...
Posted November 20, 2006

80% Seems Like A Clear Majority Peter Dobrin's article from the 11/16/06 edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Philadelphia Orchestra...
Posted November 17, 2006

The Future of Classical Music?
Greg Sandow performs a book-in-progress

Book 2.0
Episode 14: Hardcore Argument In recent episodes: I've been talking about the origins of the classical music world as we know it today. In...
Posted November 7, 2006

Book 2.0
Episode 13: Just Before Modernism In recent episodes: I've been talking about the origins of the classical music world as we know it today. In...
Posted October 25, 2006

Book 2.0
Episode 12: Classical vs. Popular In recent episodes: I've been talking about the origins of the classical music world as we know it today. In...
Posted October 11, 2006

Book 2.0
Episode 11: Romantic Classicism In episode 10: Our present troubles are part of a long-term -- very long-term -- trend. How did this develop?...
Posted September 25, 2006

Book 2.0
Episode 10: The Change I'm going to skip the usual summary of past episodes. You can read them all, right here online (just click...
Posted September 11, 2006

On the Record
Exloring America's Orchestras with Henry Fogel

The Magic of Music The story "Unsuccessful Overtures" by Judith Dobrzynski has caused quite a bit of discussion in the field, and I'd like...
Posted November 13, 2006

Re: Lebrecht In a Nov. 8 column called A walk on the web side, Norman Lebrecht described me as "a suit once...
Posted November 9, 2006

Field Report: The Pensacola Symphony Although I have heard many American orchestras in concert (probably somewhere between 80 and 100 - someday I need to...
Posted November 9, 2006

Welcome! I would like to welcome you to my blog, which I hope will become a forum for issues concerning American...
Posted October 28, 2006

PostClassic
Kyle Gann on music after the fact

The Siren Call of Conformity Today in three hours I finally finished my setting of E.E. Cummings' My father moved through dooms of love, in...
Posted November 24, 2006

Music Downtown in TLS I paid to read my one-paragraph review online in the Times Literary Supplement, but you shouldn't have to. Here it...
Posted November 22, 2006

Willing One Thing Ninety-two years ago this week, between Nov. 20 and Dec. 2, 1914, Erik Satie penned Trois Poèmes d'Amour, a trio...
Posted November 21, 2006

E-persons Become Flesh I went to the Sequenza 21 concert at CUNY Graduate Center last night, and met in person quite a few...
Posted November 21, 2006

Taking on the Postmoderns Taking off several weeks in August to write a new work for pianist Sarah Cahill put me way behind in...
Posted November 18, 2006

Rifftides
Doug Ramsey on Jazz and other matters...

Followup: Bennett's Arrangements & Voice In our review of the Tony Bennett TV special, a question arose about the absence...
Posted November 24, 2006

Thanksgiving 2006 This is an important American national holiday. To those of the U.S. persuasion, the Rifftides...
Posted November 23, 2006

Tony Bennett Our occasional Washington, DC, correspondent John Birchard sent a message that included the following observations...
Posted November 22, 2006

Jazz Foundation Of America Nat Hentoff is a champion of the Jazz Foundation of America in its efforts to...
Posted November 22, 2006

In The Adjoining Exhibit... ...that is, in the right-hand column, you will find brand new Doug's Picks, including three...
Posted November 22, 2006

Sandow
Greg Sandow on the future of classical music

Formulas I'm thinking a lot these days about popular culture, and how to compare it to high culture. Many people, I...
Posted November 25, 2006

Important data Because this history isn’t well known, I thought I’d summarize some of the data I’ve uncovered about American orchestras in...
Posted November 24, 2006

An important piece of history Thanks to the kindness of the archivists at the New York Philharmonic, I've gotten a copy of a report on...
Posted November 19, 2006

The financial crunch Why did the Big Five commission McKinsey to make these reports? (See my previous post.) Because by the end of...
Posted November 19, 2006

More on that younger audience My post on how to attract a younger audience -- a way that really works - -has gotten an unusual...
Posted November 18, 2006

PUBLISHING

book/daddy
Jerome Weeks on books

The Dave Hickey excerpts, cont'd The magazine writer Grover Lewis plans to write a memoir partly because his fellow Texas geek, Larry McMurtry, had been...
Posted November 24, 2006

What we always thought about Mitch Albom ... ... is true. The author of Tuesdays with Morrie does indeed write at a third-grade level....
Posted November 23, 2006

I Spy, too By coincidence, three books this year have fulfilled the Graham Greene-John le Carre aesthetic much more satisfyingly than either of...
Posted November 22, 2006

A career in journalism Henry Adams was probably the best-connected American journalist in history -- the grandson and great-grandson of presidents, the son of...
Posted November 22, 2006

An author's line I'd heard somewhere ... ... but in the TLS, Christopher Hitchens quotes critic Clive James in his new memoir, North Face of Soho (still...
Posted November 21, 2006

VISUAL

Artopia
John Perreault's Art Diary

MARDEN ONE AND MARDEN TWO
11/13/2006 2:18 pm
THE TEXAS CURE (ART AND LIFE, PART II)
10/30/2006 11:33 am
KEN PRICE
10/15/2006 11:24 am
WRIGHT WAS WRONG
10/05/2006 3:43 pm
DAVID DANIELS
09/21/2006 6:10 pm

CultureGrrl
Lee Rosenbaum's Cultural Commentary

Max Anderson Defends Michael Brand NPR interviews the director of the Indianapolis Museum, who himself played a supporting role in the Getty's antiquities mess....
Posted November 25, 2006

BlogBack: Max Anderson on the Getty and Its Fleischman Collection Maxwell Anderson, director of the Indianapolis Museum, responds to CultureGrrl's previous post, identifying him as "a key advisor to Barbara...
Posted November 24, 2006

Max Anderson Defends Michael Brand Maxwell L. Anderson, director of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, leaped to the defense of Michael Brand and the J....
Posted November 24, 2006

Getty and Rutelli Trade Punches UPDATES: Those of you linking to this post from ArtsJournal, please see my updates here and here. A little Thanksgiving...
Posted November 23, 2006

Gold Rush at American Museum of Natural History I'm a bit late opining on the Gold show at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, but...
Posted November 22, 2006

Modern Art Notes
Tyler Green's modern and contemporary art blog

Artissima artists, part two
11/22/2006 12:13 pm
Oops, Malcolm does it again
11/22/2006 8:32 am
Getty returns 26 objects -- to Italy?
11/21/2006 4:01 pm
Artificial Light, part two
11/21/2006 2:54 pm
Artissima artists, part one
11/21/2006 11:11 am



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Max Anderson Defends Michael Brand NPR interviews the director of the Indianapolis Museum, who himself played a supporting role in the Getty's antiquities mess....
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Formulaic Pop Culture? People who hate pop culture might say that it's bad because it's all done -- allegedly -- by formula. But...
The Future of Classical Music? | 11/25/06@11:32AM
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Important data In 1937, people who went to orchestra concerts were, on the average, 30 years old. In the early '60s, they...
The Future of Classical Music? | 11/24/06@11:06PM
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CultureGrrl | 11/23/06@11:44AM
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MoMA's New Education Wing: A Kinder, Gentler Taniguchi Taniguchi's design for MoMA works better in the education building than in the gallery building that opened two years ago....
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Rubbernecking On The Information Superhighway There's a great comment-based discussion going on between The Artful Manager and Adaptistration......
Adaptistration | 11/22/06@11:43AM
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Getty Antiquities Mess: Brand Takes a Stand; True Faces New Charges The Getty is relinquishing 26 antiquities to Italy without getting any closure. And Marion True faces new legal woes....
CultureGrrl | 11/21/06@11:33PM
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Are You Ready for the New Mega-Mega MoMA? Glenn Lowry says he may build again---a possible new mixed-use building to MoMA's west, providing still more gallery space....
CultureGrrl | 11/21/06@11:46PM
issues
Does 'smart business' trump good governance? Some analysts are worried about how Apple, Google, and Disney have interlocked their governing boards. Yet, the nonprofit arts have...
Andrew Taylor | 11/21/06@11:16AM
music
The Professor Speaks Andrew Taylor posted an entry where he shares his views from the mock negotiation session I conducted with his students......
Adaptistration | 11/21/06@11:04AM
dance
Criticize the form, sure, but the substance? When choreographers present wrongheaded reductions of vexing, long-lived political questions, we critics too often give them a benefit of the...
Foot in Mouth | 11/20/06@11:26PM
visual
Marden At MoMA Has Brice Marden saved abstract painting? Will "baaad" painting finally bite the dust?...
Artopia | 11/20/06@11:43AM
music
State Of The Blog: Adaptistration Turns Three Adaptistration turned three years old on Friday, November 3rd, 2006 and things have never looked better......
Adaptistration | 11/19/06@11:20PM
media
Pass The Milk, Please To worship at the Church of Frank is a sin I try never to commit too early in the morning....
Straight Up | 11/19/06@11:15PM
dance
Odd and ends: comments from readers and a question to readers Your column really hit the nail on the head for me. I find former New York Times dance critic Jack...
diacritical | 11/19/06@11:55PM

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